[At-Large] Election Call for ALAC Liaisons to serve from October 2011 to ICANN AGM 2012

Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond ocl at gih.com
Tue Oct 11 23:17:11 UTC 2011


*Election Call for ALAC Liaisons to serve from October 2011 to ICANN AGM

Dear All,

The ALAC Liaison positions, and those currently serving in the role
(until the ICANN AGM in Dakar) are listed below. The incumbent Liaisons
are able to stand for reappointment. However, the current SSAC liaison,
Patrick Vande Walle, has indicated that he does not wish to be nominated
for reappointment.

Please note that only ALAC members can nominate and select the Liaisons.

*Nominations are now called for each of the following Liaison positions:*

  * GNSO liaison -- Currently held by Alan Greenberg
  * ccNSO -- Currently held by Cheryl Langdon-Orr
  * SSAC -- Currently held by Patrick Vande Walle
  * IDN Policy -- Currently held by Edmon Chung
  * NCSG -- Currently held by Beau Brendler
  * dotMOBI -- Currently held by Andre`s Piazza

*2011 ALAC Liaison Election Schedule: *

  * 11 October 2011 - Election Call (to be sent to lists.)
  * 24 October 2011 - Deadline for Liaison Nominations (to be sent to
  * 27 October 2011 - Chair to post to the public ALAC list an “election
    summary” message (to be sent to lists).
  * 27 October 2011 - Nominations are discussed.
  * 28 October 2011 - Deadline for Nominees to Accept their Nomination
    (sent to lists and or as notified and recorded on the relevant
    Election Pages of the At-Large Wiki.)
  * 31 October -- 4 November 2011 - Election of ALAC Liaisons -- if
    elections are required, they will be held 31 October through 4
    November. Where only one nomination is received for any Liaison
    position, the nominee will be confirmed in that role on October 28^th .
  * 4 November 2011 - Election Results announced and any unconfirmed
    Liaisons begin in their roles.

*Relevant rules from the ALAC Rules of Procedure: *


4.1 Liaisons to ICANN's Advisory Committees, Supporting Organizations
and Constituencies can be established by approval of the Committee; in
that case, they will follow the rules established for the appointment
and functioning of the GNSO Liaison

4.2 **Refers to *The Board Liaison*, and is therefore not relevant here,
and will be redacted from the ALAC ROPs*

4.3 The election can take place by electronic mail, online balloting,
written balloting, or any other means deemed convenient and accurate

4.4 All liaisons serve for a term of one year starting from the closure
of an Annual General Meeting and ending at the closure of the following
Annual General Meeting.

4.5 Liaisons shall be freely chosen by the ALAC, according to the
following criteria:

4.6 They shall normally be persons who are current or former members of
the ALAC, or are anyway familiar with the activities and functioning of
ICANN and of the ALAC;

4.7 They shall accept to serve on behalf of the At‐Large Community by
acting for the good of the entire Committee, working to bridge
differences and build consensus, but also recognizing difference and
enabling different opinions to be shared;

4.8 They shall accept, while acting in their capacity as an ALAC
representative, to put the collective views of the ALAC, always, in
front of their own.


5.1 There is no requirement for a Liaison to be a member of the At‐Large
Advisory Committee;*

5.2 A conflict of interest statement must be filed;

5.3 A person may not serve two different liaison positions at the same time;

5.4 All liaisons can be removed before the end of their term by a vote
of recall according to rule 11;

5.5 All liaisons have a duty of performing their roles with diligence
and loyalty to the Committee, and are bound to meet the minimum
participation requirements set forth in Rule 21. In case of failure to
do so, the Chair shall call a vote of recall.

The mission and responsibilities of each Liaison of the ALAC are:

5.6 To participate diligently in the meetings and activities of the body
he/she is liaison to;

5.7 To communicate and advocate the positions of the ALAC to such body;

5.8 To report to the ALAC the current and upcoming activities of the
body he/she is liaison to, as far as this is possible under the timing
and confidentiality constraints of such *body;*

5.9 When this is possible under such constraints, ask to the ALAC for
advance instructions on matters that are going to be discussed by such body.


6.1 All liaisons have the same rights of access to information, mailing
lists and documents *as the ordinary ALAC members.*

* NOTE: with the exception of the ALAC liaisons to the GNSO and the
ccNSO, there is no assured travel finding for ALAC Liaisons to attend
ICANN Meetings unless they are serving ALAC members. Therefore,
assurances that they can still perform their role will be required.

*The 2011-2012 ALAC Liaison Election - Schedule and Nominees Workspace:*

This workspace is available at
. It includes the following additional important information:

-qualification criteria for liaisons;

-privileges of liaisons;

-election procedures, including specific procedures for the ALAC liaison
to the SSAC;

-a table listing who has been nominated for the various liaison positions.

Kind regards,

Olivier MJ Cre'pin-Leblond
ALAC Chair

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